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Allen Katz 7August2013 Yiddish Book Center




Allen Katz, former student at the Yiddish Folk Shule in the Wynnefield neighborhood of Philadelphia, was interviewed by Dorothy Goldstone on August 7, 2013 at the Yiddish Book Center.

Allen was born in Philadelphia to parents from Ukraine and Romania. His first exposure to Yiddish came from his grandmother, who lived with them and spoke only Yiddish in the home. Later, Allen's mother insisted that he attend the Wynnefield Folk Shule so that he could learn formal Yiddish grammar. Allen's time at the school was formative and he speaks to these experiences throughout the interview. He also discusses the heavily Jewish neighborhood in which he grew up and comments on the meaning of Yiddish language and culture in his daily life.

To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story.

To cite this interview: Allen Katz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Dorothy Goldstone, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, August 7, 2013. Video recording, https://archive.org/details/AllenKatz7august2013YiddishBookCenter ( [date accessed] )


Producer Yiddish Book Center (Emily B.)
Audio/Visual sound, color

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